rSnoopy from the “Peanuts” comic strip is one of the most famous Beagles in the world. Our guess is that this Snoopy, a senior Parson Russell Terrier mix, got his name because of his short Beagle-like legs. He was surrendered to the Blount County Animal Center shelter in Tennessee on February 1st when his owners said they could no longer care for him. He won friends with his spunky personality and friendliness. It was hard to believe that this great dog had been kept outside his whole eight-year life. So it was not a surprise that Snoopy was heartworm positive, hurting his chances for adoption or rescue.
On February 4th, Kristin Baksa, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, asked if RADAR could help with Snoopy’s heartworm treatment costs. We agreed to help right away. Snoopy was scheduled for his treatment, but then starting coughing and sneezing, so his appointment was delayed for a month. On March 5th, Snoopy was well enough to have his heartworm treatment completed.
On March 7th, Top Dog Foundation in Minnesota stepped up to take Snoopy into their rescue, along with seven other senior and special needs dogs from Blount County! Snoopy made the trek north, where he can find out all about playing in the snow and having a nice warm spot inside afterward. To see more photos of Snoopy, click here.
RADAR paid all $228 of the heartworm treatment costs for Snoopy.
UPDATE! All funds for Snoopy have been raised! Thank you!
If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Snoopy:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); MoJo (aka Maurice); Roxanne Stevens, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday; Linda Ferrell, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday; Jo Irvine, “in honor of our little 18 year old Robbie who we said goodbye to last month”; Dawn & Paul Zimmermann, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday
If you are interested in adopting Snoopy, please contact Top Dog Foundation.
Added on March 31, 2019.